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People Lead

Artis HR are proud to be working on a retained search with UN Global Compact Network UK. We have a unique opportunity for a part-time Human Resources Lead to join their Clerkenwell, London office on a hybrid basis. This will be an exciting standalone role, creating and delivering the human resources function for the team which has a current headcount of 25.

What is the UN Global Compact Network UK?

The UN Global Compact Network UK is a multi-stakeholder initiative, connecting UK companies to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest responsible business initiative. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, rooted in UN treaties, provide a robust foundation for corporate sustainability and business action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their mission is to promote sustainability leadership to create a world we want to live and do business in, by inspiring ambition, enabling action, and collaborating to shape the business environment.

Therefore, for this role, we’re looking for someone passionate about a sustainable future.

As HR Lead, you’ll be the driving force in delivering the employee value proposition to create a culture to Inspire, Enable, and Shape the employee experience. The role is critical to the creation of a culture in which to grow our Network mission through unlocking the potential of our people by attracting, developing, and retaining our talent.

As an HR professional, you’ll have a consultative and influential approach. You’ll have the ability to build strong working relationships and will champion a continuous improvement outlook.

This role would be excellent for someone with proven experience who is looking for a part-time role (initially 22-26 hours) with a view to potentially increasing hours over time.


1. Develop and deliver strategic people objectives:

* Deliver UN Global Compact Network UK objectives by developing and implementing specific strategic and annual people plans.

* Optimise people performance through the right structure, skills, and capability.

* Support organisational design and resource planning in close collaboration with Directors and Line Managers.

* Research and employ best practice and competitive employment standards in people development, reward, EDI, and resourcing (with sector relevance).

* Measure employee satisfaction and identify areas requiring improvement.

2. Deliver operational people effectiveness:

* Manage and deliver effective recruitment process for talent and support Line Managers with induction and onboarding.

* Create and update people policies / procedures, ensuring pragmatism and legislative compliance.

* Measure and manage people KPI’s, such as headcount, recruitment, absence, employee relations, attrition, and EDI.

* Support, challenge, and advise Line Managers in all aspects of people development.

* Support Directors and Line Managers with internal communications and facilitating Network Team days.

* Ensure all administrative and contractual tasks are completed accurately and in a timely manner resulting in excellent employee experience.

* Support business initiatives through participating in multi-function project teams as required.

* Effectively administer all benefits, giving information and advice to employees as required.

* Maintain awareness and educate employees of the requirements of the Health and Safety Policy

3. Drive a culture of talent management and development planning:

* Ensure all Line Managers are equipped with the skills to effectively manage their teams, providing training as required.

* Ensure talent management becomes a way of working within the Network, supporting career and development planning.

* Manage people development budget.

* Identify current and future critical roles, appropriate succession, and mitigation plans.

* Create opportunities for development and upskilling using support externally as required.

4. Liaise with Finance Team to ensure seamless payroll and benefit administration:

* Ensure all employee records are kept up to date, complying with GDPR legislation and ensuring integrity of data within HR System.

* Resolve employee payroll queries in a timely way.

* Liaise with accounting team in relation to salary/payroll budget and changes.

* Monitor and manage staff holidays, sickness absence, and volunteering hours.

5. Fulfil other duties as required:

* Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role.

* Fix things that need fixing.

Person Specification


* Proven generalist HR experience (charity and NGO sector an advantage)

* Sound knowledge of UK employment law

* CIPD qualification an advantage

* Ability to build and maintain credibility with internal and external stakeholders


* Passion for HR and people development

* Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

* Excellent organisation and time management skills

* Independent self-starter who sees things to completion

* Intelligent, fast thinker with an appetite to drive positive organisational culture and change

* Calm, logical, comfortable to influence at all levels

* Positive ‘can do’ attitude with strong drive for results

* Unquestionable integrity

The successful candidate will have a background within a broad HR role where you’ve had exposure across a range of areas, such as: recruitment, performance management, coaching and mentoring leaders, employee relations, and change management.

You’ll be well-versed with shifting priorities as needed and have experience of delivering HR projects. You’ll be organised, approachable, and have a ‘can-do’ mindset.

A diverse and inclusive place to work.

The UN Global Compact Network UK is an inclusive employer which celebrates the diversity of their people.

They welcome all applications and believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential for employees to feel valued and respected.

The UN Global Compact Network UK is happy to accommodate individual needs during your application journey. Please email our retained recruitment partner

The Network is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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    Charlotte Woods

    A globally experienced recruiter, with 10+ years of knowledge and expertise across attraction, engagement, and business partnering. Working across the Permanent, Interim & Contract market, with a particular focus on Bristol and the South West, we support organisations from early start-up stage to large stock-listed clients. As a HR Recruitment specialist, I look after roles across: Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Reward and Benefits, and generalist HR positions.

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